Losing a loved one is never easy, but finding out that their death was caused by the negligence of another person or entity is even worse. In California, wrongful death claims are filed daily for various reasons by those who lost a family member because of the harmful acts of another.
LATHROP FARM MACHINERY DEATH RECOVERY Decedent was working for a farm labor company and was crushed to death by the negligent operation of a backhoe driven by an employee of the hiring farm they were working on. Normally, this is considered a worker’s compensation claim only, not a civil claim, and the decedent’s family is […]
Unexpectedly losing a loved one in any type of situation can leave a family heartbroken and without their love and financial support. It is especially difficult when a loved one was killed as a result of the negligent, willful, or wrongful act of a third party. This sort of loss, known as a wrongful death, is handled differently in each state. State law provides guidelines for how to file a wrongful death claim, how that claim is handled and processed by all parties involved, and what damages are available to be awarded. In California, when a loved one dies and their death is considered a wrongful death, their close relatives may be entitled to recover financial damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.